It's not known how many healthy restaurants the Fort Worth area can absorb, but two more are on the way: Original ChopShop — the fast-casual healthy restaurant chain serving bowls, salads, sandwiches, and juice — will debut in Tarrant County with two locations.
The first is in Southlake, at 2101 E. Southlake Blvd. #100. That's happening in early 2023.
Looking down the road, there's a second location coming to far north Fort Worth, at the NE corner of Heritage Trace Parkway and I-35. That's in late 2023, so far off that it doesn't have a street address yet.
Another DFW location is opening this December at the Preston-Forest intersection of North Dallas, 11700 Preston Rd. #612.
Original ChopShop made its DFW debut in 2018 with a first location in Las Colinas. There are now 17 locations total in DFW, Houston, and Phoenix, with local outlets in Plano, Allen, McKinney, Lakewood, and the Park Cities across from SMU - but none so far in Tarrant County.
The concept was founded in Scottsdale in 2013 but relocated its headquarters to Plano in 2016. They were originally a sibling to the Bellagreen chain, but in July, Bellagreen was acquired by Ampex brands.
The core item on their menu is protein bowls, with greens, grains, and a protein. The most popular is the teriyaki chicken bowl, which can be served with choice of forbidden rice, brown rice, or sweet potato hash.
Other dishes include salads, sandwiches, acai and pitaya superfruit bowls, juice, and protein shakes. They offer a variety of dietary-friendly items for adults and children, including food free of gluten, dairy, lactose, and soy, along with vegetarian and vegan options.
Ambience is relaxed, with sunny accents, distressed wood, handwritten notes, and vintage photos. A patio seats 24 guests and features outdoor festoon lights and custom planters.
In a statement, CEO Jason Morgan says that they've only just begun growing, so apparently there is a lot more room for healthy restaurants.
“Our brand is unique because of its ability to work in varied real estate trade areas including suburban markets," Morgan says. "With the July 2022 Bellagreen divestiture, our team is now 100 percent focused on Original ChopShop."